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Old 19-03-07, 02:38 PM
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AMD Barcelona SSE128 Details

We have an insight into what AMD has in store with its Barcelona platform and SSE 128. According to the included .pdf:

*SSE128 won't make scalar SSE code (and x87 code) faster than it is in K8.

*Matrix math will be 85% faster per core, other math intensive apps gain 10% to 50%.

Feel free to take a read yourself

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Old 20-03-07, 11:46 PM
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*SSE128 won't make scalar SSE code (and x87 code) faster than it is in K8.

*Matrix math will be 85% faster per core, other math intensive apps gain 10% to 50%.
I have no idea what that means but nice find on the pdf! I see that multi-core technology is being as aggressively pushed as ever, with 8-core mentioned on slide 12 (albeit dual CPU). Still seems to me like a tool awaiting a purpose.
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Old 25-03-07, 02:45 PM
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I am saving my pennies for a Barcelona/Agena processor. I loved this overview of its architecture (including SSE 128):

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2939
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Old 25-03-07, 03:11 PM
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What that means is prepare for Barcelona to absolutely crush Super Pi like the Core's do
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Old 25-03-07, 03:24 PM
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Lets hope it crushes everything else too.
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Old 25-03-07, 08:20 PM
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Yea, cause ive been keeping my 939 rig for this.
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Old 25-03-07, 08:48 PM
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Yea, cause ive been keeping my 939 rig for this.
I can't open the pdf for some reason

PP Mguire, have you heard that Barcelona will support Socket 939? (apologies if this info is on the pdf.)
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Old 25-03-07, 10:56 PM
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I can't open the pdf for some reason

PP Mguire, have you heard that Barcelona will support Socket 939? (apologies if this info is on the pdf.)
No it won't. I assume he's keeping it and waiting to upgrade
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Old 26-03-07, 04:22 AM
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Yea Kempez is right. Ive been holding onto my 939 rig for a pwnage AMD chip.
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Old 26-03-07, 07:45 AM
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K thanks guys. I've been saving for Core Duo so maybe I will follow your lead instead
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